CTC306 – Bring the Bling

I hope you have had a great week! I went to a craft show yesterday for the first time in a year. It was so nice to see lots of crafty things! I may have made a few purchases!!

This week we are bringing the bling!! We are casing a glitter/sparkly project from either catalogue. If you find it glittery or sparkly, you can case it!!

I decided to case the card on page 20 of the January-June Mini Catalogue, which features the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Actetate. I used a piece of the free Sale-a-bration Paper Blooms DSP for the background of the card.

I’ve just purchased the Wrapped Bouquet bundle which includes the Wrapped Bouquet stamp set and the Wrapped Flowers dies, so I used this as my feature flowers. I actually used the flowers that were not attached to the wrapper and then stamped just the wrapper as I wanted the bigger bunch of flowers. I coloured the flowers using Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Rococo Rose and Daffodil Delight blends and of course, I added Wink of Stella over all the flowers. I added a bow made from the Fine Art Ribbon.

Next up is the lovely Julia.

We would love to see your creation where you bring the bling, so please share it over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC286 – It’s a Mini Twist

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. I have had to work all weekend but I did manage to get a couple of days off during week which was nice. I did lots of crafting and went to the gym and had a session with my trainer and nearly died!!

This week, we are casing an Annual catalogue project and give it a mini catalogue twist!

So I started flipping through the 2020-20212 Annual Catalogue and didn’t get too far before deciding on my project for this week. On page 13, there is a cute card featuring the smaller flowers from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.

I don’t know about you but I always get so distracted by the gorgeous images on the front of the Feels Like Frost dsp but the back is just as stunning with silver foil prints. So I used one of the snowflake images as my background paper. I embossed a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock using the Winter Snow embossing folder for the centre panel.

To create the cluster of flowers, I stamped a snowflake from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and then cut out a few using the So Many Snowflake dies in silver foil and balmy blue glimmer paper. For my sentiment, I used the Warm Hugs stamp set and cut out using the Warm Wraps dies.

I added a couple of loops of the Snowflake Splendor ribbon and because you can never have too much bling, I used a few blue adhesive backed gems!

It looks a lot more sparkly in real life!!

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creation so please share it over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC285 – Casing Layout

I hope you are having a great weekend! It’s quickly turning into spring in Queensland!! I spent 2 hours yesterday picking mulberries. I ended up with 4.6kg of mulberries!! And there is still more on the tree to pick. I’ve made muffins so far, but I’m going to try Mulberry Iced Tea and a Mulberry Crumble cake this afternoon.

We are casing a layout this week! It’s on page 29 of the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue.

And here’s the sketch image.

This sketch can be done so many ways!! I had so many ideas for my card this week that I ended up doing 2.

Firstly a Christmas card. I’ve just got the Peace & Joy Bundle which I didn’t think I needed but apparently I do!! I used the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder on a piece of Real Red cardstock for the background. I then cut 3/4″ strips from some leftover pieces of ‘Tis the Season DSP and then layered them across the card on slight angles. I then stamped Joy in Shaded Spruce and cut it out with the Joy dies. And then the outline in Shaded Spruce as well. I mounted Joy with mini dimensionals. I added some Gold trim behind the sentiment for a bit of bling.

For my second card, I used the Whale of a Time DSP. I embossed the background using the Old World Paper embossing folder in Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

I just cut up one piece of DSP and layered them not quite evenly across the card. I’ll just blame the lumps on embossed paper for not being even!! The sentiment is from So Sentimental and I’ve cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle dies.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creation using this sketch, so please share over on at our Facebook group here.

Happy Stamping

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CTC283 – Trimming the Town DSP

I hope you have been having a great weekend. I’ve had an amazing one!! I was fortunate to be able to attend Stampin’ Up! Leader’s Summit which was meant to be in New Orleans, but sadly not to be. However it was done online and it was fabulous!! The training was fantastic and just what I needed. We also had networking sessions through Zoom and I was able to connect with fellow leader demonstrators in USA, UK and Europe. It did start at 4am, on Saturday and Sunday, so I’m feeling excited but weary now!!

We were also given an amazing gift of crystal wine glasses from Tiffany’s. So excited to receive my first blue box!!

So this week at CTC, we are casing the colours of the Trimming the Town DSP from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue. The colours are Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Whisper White.

I’m afraid I have a confession…. I don’t really like this suite! Well, it’s ok but it’s not on my shopping list. I do like that the dies cut out the dsp.

So I wanted to create a card that wasn’t Christmassy. I kinda feel like Christmas is far away and I’m not ready to embrace it every week!!

I started from the bottom up and the base of my card is Early Espresso. I added a piece of Misty Moonlight dsp from the Trimming the Town DSP and mat it. I’ve just got the Celebration Labels dies (thanks, Judy for enabling me!!) so I cut out one in Pool Party and embossed it with the subtles embossing folder. I then cut out a peony from the Peony dies in Poppy Parade and Old Olive. Just a quick tip, if you want to make the petals darker, just colour it using a Stampin’ Blend!. Then it’s the same colour, just a different shade.

My sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Poppy Parade and I’ve used the new Banners Pick a Punch. I love me a good banner!!

I do love these peonies!! They look complicated but they are so easy to put together.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

We would love to see your creations using this colour combo so please share over on at our Facebook group.

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